Baltic formins to meet at security forum in Lithuania

  • 2018-01-12
  • LETA/TBT Staff

TALLINN - The foreign ministers of the three Baltic states are to meet in Lithuania at the end of the week, where the security forum Snow Meeting will take place.

"Lithuanian and foreign experts of security policy are to gather at the 10th informal forum in order to discuss challenges that the transatlantic community will face and the solutions to those challenges," the Lithuanian Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

Participants of the meeting traditionally held on the second week of January include in addition to Lithuanian Foreign Minister Linas Linkevicius also Estonian Foreign Minister Sven Mikser, Latvian Foreign Minister Edgars Rinkevics and Georgian Foreign Minister Mikhail Janelidze. The meeting will also be attended by NATO Deputy Secretary General Rose Gottemoeller and the secretary of state at the chancellery of the president of Poland, Krzysztof Szczerski.

Altogether about 90 high-ranking diplomats, advisers, parliamentarians, experts from analytical and research centers, as well as international and security policy experts from more than 20 countries, the EU and NATO institutions are expected to attend.

Mikser is also scheduled to have a separate meeting with his Lithuanian colleague.